Personal Branding Strategy That Gives You A Unique Edge

edgyWith the Internet now easily accessible to the public, marketing has taken on a new dimension.

Where personal branding used to apply to high profile individuals, now it is something that figures largely in the equation when it comes to marketing efforts.

The ease of online entrepreneurship and the level field the Web presents to businesses of varying sizes and statuses are very encouraging factors to the proliferation of different financial ventures.

Branding strategies are nothing new to big business, which is why they are able to enter the online arena better equipped for competition.

Thankfully, so many small and medium businesses are finally catching on and learning about personal branding.

A personal branding strategy need not be an expensive investment. If you own a start-up or a small business, you’ll be served well by the guidance of a marketing consultant, but if you’re constrained by a small budget, you can develop your personal brand yourself.

Having a small enterprise, you have the advantage of concentration. This allows you to more easily craft a specific brand.

Also, being smaller, you can better personalize your offering and make your business more approachable. Many consumers, often intimidated by the cold efficiency of corporations, now prefer to patronize small businesses as they like the warmer and friendlier atmosphere they exude.

Being much more personal, you can make your face and unique quirks work for you.

You are better able to convey passion and purpose. People often find it preferable to do business with an actual person than with an established system, a well-oiled machine that automatically and unfeelingly moves like clockwork. In fact, many corporate big guns are tapping into this sentiment by appointing a kind of sole trader so that the public will have a particular person to relate to and identify with.

Of course, to carry out a branding strategy to success, you need to be media savvy. You need to be able to wield to your favor the different online tools available to you. Traditional media options such as radio, TV, and print may not be as easily accessible to you, but you’ll find the influence of social networking sites to be extremely potent.

Talk about viral! The potential of social media is definitely worthy of exploring.

Certainly, sincerity is key, so you need to remain true to your slogan. It’s easier for a smaller outfit to believe in its message.

You’re able to be more selective in employing people for your staff and ensure that they uphold the same principles and truly stand by what you peddle. Such a trait can have a great impact on branding.

Big or small, companies will do well to come up with personal branding strategies that will help them build their business. A strong personal brand can definitely do wonders in endearing them to their target market.

About the author

Brian Ainsley Horn

Brian Ainsley Horn is considered to be the “pioneer of authority marketing”, which has exploded in popularity recently. His unique methods have been talked about and covered on The Howard Stern Show, Wall Street Journal, ABC, Perez Hilton, CBS News , Forbes, Advertising Age and dozens of other media outlets. Brian is the co-founder of the consulting firm, Authority Alchemy, and also writes for Huffington Post and Entrepreneur Magazine about authority marketing and personal branding.

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